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sugar beet

various cultivars of a beet, Beta vulgaris, of the amaranth family, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields.
Origin of sugar beet
1810-20 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sugar beet
  • Rhizoctonia root rot is endemic in all sugar beet production areas and causes root- and crown-rot and seedling damping-off.
  • Linear irrigation system applies water on barley and sugar beet crops.
  • sugar beet is utilized only for sugar production and changes are in line with sugar beet total supply.
British Dictionary definitions for sugar beet

sugar beet

a variety of the plant Beta vulgaris that is cultivated for its white roots from which sugar is obtained Compare sugar cane
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